The First Gravity Flow Trails on Forest Service Land in Arizona Open to the Public

A first-of-its-kind gravity flow trail system is now open in Prescott, AZ, with 6.5 miles of new singletrack.

The Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trail System in Prescott, AZ, is finally open! It seems like we’ve been writing about this proposed trail system for years, and after many years of hard work, Phase 1 is finally open to the public.

The first 6.5 miles of singletrack opened to the public at a ribbon cutting on May 31st, 2024. Riders of all skill levels will already have something to ride at Bean Peaks, as this first phase includes beginner, intermediate, and even advanced lines. The new trails can be accessed from the White Spar campground parking lot, which is less than a mile from downtown Prescott.

Photo: Liz Chrisman, courtesy IMBA

“The Bean Peaks Gravity Flow Trail System will be the first of its kind in Arizona,” says Ximena Florez, Board President of the Prescott Mountain Biking Alliance (PMBA). “The trail system will offer a safe and exciting roller coaster-like experience that can be enjoyed by mountain bikers of many different levels and ages.”

This incredible new trail system came together through the hard work and collaboration of many organizations, according to IMBA. The trails have been built on US Forest Service land, but in order to convince the Forest Service to go out on a limb and try something that’s never been done in Arizona, the PMBA partnered with IMBA to design the trails and submit a proposal. The trail build was a joint project between IMBA Trail Solutions, the city of Prescott, and PMBA volunteers (notably the Over the Hill Gang).

 

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